Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas
4525, Oak Street
Missouri 64111-1873 USA
Tel. +1 - 816 - 751 12 78 (recorded information)
Tel. +1 - 816 - 561 40 00 (administrative offices)
Curator: Valerie Zell
The museum is housed in a 1933 neoclassical building designed by
Wight and Wight of Kansas.
The 17-acre Kansas
City Sculpture Park is home to the largest collection of monumental
bronze sculptures by Henry Moore outside England.
Located on the Museumís southeast terrace, the E.
F. Pierson Sculpture Garden features seven works by late 19th- and
early 20th-century artists, including Auguste Rodin, Pierre-Auguste
Renoir and Jacques Lipchitz.
There are currently two items by Rodin in this collection:
Adam, 1880, bronze, 77" h (55-70)
Study for "The Sailor", 1874/75, wax, , 14-1/2" h
The book Modern Sculpture at The Nelson-Atkins Museum
of Art: An Anniversary Celebration features essays by Deborah Emont
Scott, the Museumís chief curator, and Martin Friedman, director
emeritus of the Walker Art Center. The color-illustrated paperback sells
for $19.95 and is available in the Nelson-Atkinsí Bookstore.